Tech's 10 most famous college dropouts

Who says you need a college degree to be successful? Here's a look at 10 tech titans who dropped out and made it big...really big.

By Kristin Burnham, CIO |  IT Management, Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg

6. Oracle: Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison left the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after his sophomore year, then attended one semester at the University of Chicago before dropping out and moving to Northern California.

Later, while working for Ampex Corporation, he created a database for the CIA, which he named "Oracle." In 1977 he founded Software Development Laboratories, which was renamed Relational Software and ultimately became Oracle. Today, Ellison is worth $36 billion, according to Forbes.

CIO.com Teardown: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

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